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The curious scene shown above can be found in the 12th-century Skylitzes Matritensis manuscript of the Synopsis Historion, written by John Skylitzes (or Ioannes...

Fredegund By The deathbed Of Bishop Praetextatus, By Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)

This painting by Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912) depicts Bishop Praetextatus of Rouen (r. 544-586) on his deathbed after the clergyman was attacked by an assailant...

The Long Serpent, Illustrated by Halfdan Egedius (1877–1899)

Halfdan Egedius (c. 1877-1899), a Norwegian artist, illustrated this scene for an 1899 edition of the Heimskringla, an ambitious text by the medieval historian...

Demons Inform Admiral Adrianos About Syracuses Fall, Painted c. 12th Century In The Skylitzes Matritensis Manuscript of John Skylitzes’ Synopsis Historion

The curious scene shown above can be found in the 12th-century Skylitzes Matritensis manuscript of the Synopsis Historion, written by John Skylitzes (or Ioannes...

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